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Current Affairs: Important Days

DateImportant daysTheme
October 7

(first Monday of October)

World Habitat DayFrontier Technologies as an innovative tool to transform waste to wealth
October 7World Cotton Day
October 9World Post Day
October 10World Mental Health Day

October 11

International Day of the Girl Child“GirlForce: Unscripted and Unstoppable”
October 11World Obesity Day“It’s time to End Weight Stigma!”
October 11

(second Friday in October)

World Egg DayEat your egg today and every day

October 12

World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD)“Protect Birds: Be the Solution to Plastic Pollution.”
October 12World Arthritis Day (WAD)Time2Work.
October 14World Standards DayVideo Standards Create a Global Stage

October 16

World Food DayOur Actions Are Our Future. Healthy Diets For A #ZEROHUNGER WORLD
  1. The month of October is observed as the Breast Cancer Awareness Month every year

Current Affairs: National

  1. Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan launched domestically made green Eco-Friendly crackers
  2. Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan launched Surakshit Matritva Aashwasan (SUMAN) initiative in New Delhi
  3. Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan launched Food Safety Mitra Scheme Eat Right Jacket and Eat Right Jhola On the occasion of World Food Day
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
Union MinisterHarsh Vardhan
ConstituencyChandni Chowk, Delhi
  1. Government sets up high-level panel headed by the revenue secretary Mr Ajay Bhushan Pandey to check money laundering activities.
  2. Government has launched Mahatma Gandhi National Fellowship Programme with IIM Bangalore
  3. External Affairs Minister (EAM) S Jaishankar inaugurated e-Vidya Bharti and e-Arogya Bharti (tele-education and tele-medicine project) for African countries
Ministry of External Affairs
Union MinisterS Jaishankar
ConstituencyRajya Sabha (Gujarat)
  1. 38th India Carpet Expo (15th in Varanasi) inaugurated at Sampurnan and Sanskrit University Ground in Varanasi
  2. Union HRD Minister launched the PM innovative learning programme ‘DHRUV’ in Bengaluru
  3. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has become the most-followed world leader on Instagram with over 30 million followers
  4. Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) launched the website and mobile application L2 Pro India on Intellectual Property Rights
  5. India and Netherlands launched the second phase of the LOTUS-HR(Local Treatment of Urban Sewage streams for Healthy Reuseplant)
  6. Air India became the first airline in the world to use a Taxibot on a A320 aircraft with passengers on board
Air India HeadquartersNew Delhi
Air India Chairman & MDAshwani Lohani

Current Affairs: International

  1. India extend a Line of Credit of over 60 million US Dollars to Comoros in the field of energy and maritime defence cooperation
Comoros CapitalMoroni
Comoros CurrencyComorian franc
Comoros PresidentAzali Bokassa Assoumani
  1. According to World Bank report ‘South Asia Economic Focus, Making (De) Centralization Work’ Bangladesh has become the second-fastest growing economy in South Asia after Bhutan
World Bank
HeadquartersWashington, D.C., United States
PresidentDavid Malpass
  1. Dubai Customs launched the World Logistics Passport

Current Affairs: State

  1. Goa government has launched ”112” as the new integrated emergency number replacing the traditional dial number ”100”
Goa CapitalPanaji
Goa CMPramod Sawant
Goa GovernorMridula Sinha
  1. 10th National Cultural Festival begins in Madhya Pradesh
Madhya Pradesh CapitalBhopal
Madhya Pradesh CMKamal Nath
Madhya Pradesh GovernorLal Ji Tandon

Current Affairs: Banking and Finance

  1. IRDAI form working group headed by T.L. Alamelu to revisit the product structure of title insurance
IRDAI- Regulatory and Development Authority of India
 ChairpersonSubhash Chandra Khuntia
IRDAI HeadquartersHyderabad
  1. Fintech start-up Shubh Loans has received a licence from the RBI to set up a non-banking financial company
  2. The RBI has mandated the creation of an internal ombudsman by non-bank issuers of prepaid payments wallets
  3. RBIhas approved merger of Kerala’s district cooperative banks with Kerala State Co-operative Bank
  4. RBI has rejected the proposed merger of Lakshmi Vilas Bank with Indiabulls Housing Finance
Lakshmi Vilas Bank MD & CEO
Lakshmi Vilas Bank HeadquartersChennai
Lakshmi Vilas Bank TaglineThe changing face of prosperity.
  1. RBI has imposed a monetary penalty of Rs. 1 crore on Lakshmi Vilas Bank and Rs. 75 lakh on Syndicate Bank for violating asset classification and fraud detection norms
RBI HeadquartersMumbai
RBI GovernorShaktikant Das
RBI Deputy GovernorBP Kanungo, N S Vishwanathan, and Mahesh Kumar Jain
  1. India Ratings and Research (Ind-Ra) lowered its GDP growth forecast to 6.1% for FY20
  2. Moody’s cuts India’s GDP growth forecast to 5.8% from 6.2% for FY20
  3. Life Insurance Council announced a mass media campaign with the slogan ‘Sabse Pehle Life Insurance’
  4. Baroda Asset Management India and BNP Paribas Asset Management India (BNPP AM) will merge their mutual fund business
  5. India and Asian Development Bank(ADB) have signed 190 million dollar loan agreement for improving road connectivity in Rajasthan
Asian Development Bank (ADB)
ADB PresidentTakehiko Nakao
ADB HeadquartersMandaluyong, Philippines
  1. ICICI Bank has launched a new Fixed Deposit (FD) scheme – FD Health
ICICI Bank HeadquartersMumbai
ICICI Bank TaglineHum Hain Na!
ICICI Bank MD & CEOSandeep Bakhshi

Current Affairs: Business

  1. Reliance Nippon Life Asset Management Company (AMC) renamed as Nippon India Mutual Fund

Current Affairs: Appointments

Antonio CostaPrime Minister of Portugal
K Satish ReddyPresident of the Indian Pharmaceutical Alliance (IPA) for 2019-2021
Kishan Dan DewalNext Ambassador of India to Georgia
Kais SaiedTunisia’s next president
Anoop Kumar MendirattaUnion Law Secretary

(Secretary, Legal Affairs)

Current Affairs: Awards and Honours

1.    James Peebles (half of the 9mn Swedishkronor prize for his theoretical discoveries about the evolution of the universe)

2.    Michel Mayorand Didier Queloz (share the other half of the prize for their discovery of the first planet beyond our solar system)

2019 Nobel Prize for physics
John B Goodenough

M Stanley Whittingham

Akira Yoshino

2019 Nobel Prize for Chemistry

(for the development of lithium-ion batteries)


Asha Bhosle

Honorary doctorate by the University of Salford in Greater Manchester, England

Olga Tokarczuk (Polish writer)

2018 Nobel Prizes for literature

(for a narrative imagination that with encyclopedic passion represents the crossing of boundaries as a form of life)


Peter Handke (Austria)

2019 Nobel Prizes for literature

(“for an influential work that with linguistic ingenuity has explored the periphery and the specificity of human experience)


Chandi Prasad Bhatt

Indira Gandhi award for national integration for the years 2017 and 2018

Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer

2019 Nobel Economics Prize for their experimental approach to alleviating global poverty

Priyadarshan ( director and producer)


Madhya Pradesh government’s National Kishore Kumar Samman for 2018-19
Margaret Atwood ( for her book ‘The Testaments’)

Bernardine Evaristo ( for ‘Girl, Woman, Other’)

2019 Booker Prize

(prize money £50,000)

UNESCO heritage awards complete list of winners

Award of Distinction

  • Keyuan Garden, Suzhou, China
  • Vikram Sarabhai Library, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, India
  • Nelson School of Music, Nelson, New Zealand

 Award of Merit

  • Tseto Goenpa, Paro, Bhutan
  • Guyue Bridge, Chi’an Town, Zhejiang, China
  • Keneseth Eliyahoo Synagogue, Mumbai, India
  • Our Lady of Glory Church, Mumbai, India
  • Lyttelton Timeball Station, Christchurch, New Zealand

Honourable Mention

  • The 5s Classroom, Preshil The Margaret Lyttle Memorial School, Kew, Australia
  • Westpac Long Gallery, Australian Museum, Sydney, Australia
  • Liddell Bros. Packing Plant, Wuhan, China
  • Flora Fountain, Mumbai, India

New Design in Heritage Contexts

  • Joan Sutherland Theatre Passageway and Lift, Sydney Opera House, Sydney, Australia
  • Dry Pit Latrine in Jiaxian Ancient Jujube Garden, Nihegou Village, Shaanxi, China
  • The Mills, Hong Kong SAR, China

Current Affairs: Summit and Conference

  1. 39th World Congress of Poets (WCP) inaugurated at KIIT University, Bhubaneswar
  2. First-ever India International Cooperatives Trade Fair (IICTF) held at Pragati Maidan in Delhi
  3. 2nd India-China Informal Summit held in Mahabalipuram, TamilNadu
  4. Piyush Goyal to attend 9th RCEP Intersessional Ministerial Meeting in Thailand
  5. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated the 41st DRDO Directors Conference in New Delhi
DRDO –Defence Research and Development Organisation
DRDO ChairmanG Satheesh Reddy
DRDO HeadquartersNew Delhi

Current Affairs: Ranking

IndexIndia’s RankTopLeastOther info
Global Competitiveness Index68th/ 1411. Singapore

2. US

103 indicators
Global Hunger Index 

102 / 117

Seventeen countriess hared the top rank with GHI scores less than fiveCentral African RepublicFour indicators 1.undernourishment

2. child stunting

3. child wasting (weight for age)

4. child mortality

Current Affairs: MOU

  1. Stock exchange BSE joins hands with Ficci to enhance MSME and start-up environment
  2. Energy Efficiency Services (EESL) and National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) have entered into a joint venture for the deployment of smart meters across India.
  3. India and Sierra Leone signed six agreements including extending a credit line of 30 million US Dollars for rice cultivation
Sierra Leone CapitalFreetown
Sierra Leone CurrencySierra Leonean leone
Sierra Leone PresidentJulius Maada Bio
  1. Indian Highways Management Company Ltd (IHMCL) and Goods and Services Tax Network (GSTN) signed an MOU to link FASTag with GST e-way bill system

Current Affairs: Science and Technology

  1. Saturn has overtaken Jupiter as the planet with the most moons

Current Affairs: Books

Michelle Obama“Becoming: A Guided Journal for Discovering Your Voice”
Siddhartha Sarma‘Carpenters and Kings: Western Christianity and the Idea of India’

Current Affairs: Defence

  1. First India specific Rafale multi-role combat aircraft was handed over to Defence Minister Rajnath Singh at a ceremony in Bordeaux, France
  2. Joint military exercise between India and Japan ‘Dharma Guardian’ will be held at the Counter-Insurgency and Jungle Warfare School Vairengte in Mizoram
  3. 2nd edition of Coordinated Patrol (CORPAT) of the navies of India and Bangladesh commenced in Northern Bay of Bengal
  4. India handed over the second pair of Mi-24V helicopters to war-torn Afghanistan
Afghanistan CapitalKabul
Afghanistan CurrencyAfghani
Afghanistan PresidentAshraf Ghani

Current Affairs: Sports

  1. US gymnastics star Simone Biles clinched a record-extending 15th world championship gold medal
  2. Germany’s World Cup winner Bastian Schweinsteiger has announced his retirement from football
  3. Indian sprinter Nirmala Sheroen has been banned for 4 years by the Athletics Integrity Unit
  4. Six-time champion M C Mary Kom settled for a bronze medal in the World Women’s Boxing Championships
  5. Indian shuttler Lakshya Sen clinched his maiden BWF World Tour title by winning the Dutch Open men’s singles title
  6. Former India captain Sourav Ganguly is all set to be named the new president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI)
  7. Cricket West Indies (CWI) has appointed former West Indies player Phil Simmons as the new head coach of the men’s team
  8. International Cricket Council (ICC) has changed the super over rule for all its major events
ICC HeadquartersDubai, United Arab Emirates
ICC ChairpersonShashank Manohar
ICC CEOManu Sawhney
  1. Valtteri Bottas has won the Formula One Japanese Grand Prix2019

Current Affairs: Obituaries

Alexei LeonovCosmonaut

(The first person to perform a spacewalk)


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